Our actions can be constrained, but our will can’t be. Our plans—even our bodies—can be broken. But belief in ourselves? No matter how many times we are thrown back, we alone retain the power to decide to go once more. Or to try another route. Or, at the very least, to accept this reality and …
We think freedom means being able to say whatever we want. We think freedom means that we can pursue all our desires. Real freedom is letting go of things not wanted, the unchecked desires that lead us to unwanted ends. — Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty 📚
At any point in time, the first thing to consider is, what could you possibly do, where you are, with the tools you have? from Getting Things Done by David Allen 📚
What humans require in our ascent is purpose and realism. Purpose, you could say, is like passion with boundaries. Realism is detachment and perspective. – Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday 📚
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. — C. S. LEWIS
Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity. Atomic Habits by James Clear 📚
My new understanding of Zettlekasten
I never quite understood the point of Zettelkasten until I saw this video—Implementing a Digital Zettelkasten using Block References in Roam Research with Beau Haan. The purpose of Zettelkasten is to allow you to have a clear, informed, and personal conversation, not to organize or summarize what …
Remember and remind yourself of a phrase favored by Epictetus: “persist and resist.” Persist in your efforts. Resist giving in to distraction, discouragement, or disorder. —The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
It’s so important to take on a Curator’s Perspective—that we are the judges, editors, and interpreters of the information we choose to let into our lives. –From #BuildingASecondBrain by Tiago Forte
Every time you take a note, ask yourself, “How can I make this as useful as possible for my future self?” –From #BuildingASecondBrain by Tiago Forte
I felt like I got called out and I didn’t like it one bit. 😤🤣🥲 From Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte
👩💻Created a visual book note of 📚 Soundtracks in 10 minutes using my new favorite whiteboard app—Guga. Highly recommended both the book and the app.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” —Marcus Aurelius 💬
How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur 📚 💬four simple questions that we can ask ourselves whenever we encounter any ethical dilemma, great or small: What are we doing? Why are we doing it? Is there something we could do that’s better? Why is it better?
💬 “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” —Viktor Frankl
📚When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 💬At those critical junctures, the question is not simply whether to live or die but what kind of life is worth living.
It's time to be vulnerable.
I’m always a reserved person. But I think it’s time to learn how to share and be vulnerable. As Brené Brown once talked about vulnerability, when we numb hard feelings, we also numb joy, gratitude and happiness. So, I think it’s time for me to let all my thoughts, emotions and …